After months and months of delay, Cinners Chili Parlour (4757 N. Talman Ave., 773-654-1624) is finally opening on April 4! But, ahhhhh, it's finally starting to warm up, so isn't it just a little too late in the season for chili?!
Big Jones (5347 N. Clark St., 773-275-5725), the contemporary Southern restaurant going into the old Augie's space in Andersonville, opens on April 9.
On the horizon, Hub 51 (21 W. Hubbard St.), the project from brothers R.J. and Jerrod Melman (of Lettuce Entertain You fame), debuts in June.
And finally, word is that the Small Bar (2049 W. Division St., 773-772-2727 and 2954 N. Albany Ave., 773-509-9888) owners have their sights set on Lakeview for their third location. They're planning to take over the old Ann Sather location at 929 W. Belmont Ave. sometime later this year. Summer, perhaps?!